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Christo Brand – Nelson Mandela’s Former Prison Guard and Friend

July 18th, 2018, by African Travel

Christo Brand – Nelson Mandela’s Former Prison Guard and Friend

With 2018 marking a milestone year, the centenary of Nelson Mandela, African Travel, Inc. continues to celebrate his legacy by working to uplift local communities and partnering with organizations and people who are also committed to supporting his four pillars of service –

  • Education and literacy – because we need to give the youth “a fighting chance”.
  • Food security – because many children go to school simply for the meal they receive there and many families continue to go to bed without food.
  • Shelter – an essential intervention in our society.
  • Volunteerism – because sometimes it is more about giving time, than money.

We are thrilled to announce that we will have Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s ex-prison guard at Robben Island and friend, speak at a few trade events in August. Brand first met Mandela in 1978 when he was 18. In his book, Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend, Brand recounts the 12 years he spent with Mandela at Robben Island and how he went from being his prison guard to his confidant and accomplice. Through Brand, we’re able to learn about a different side about one of the world’s greatest leaders and the friendship that evolved during their time on Robben Island. We are so honored to have Christo Brand speak at some of our trade events later this year as we continue to celebrate Mandela during his centenary year.

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